LARSyS´s experimental intensity is HIGH as described in terms of its ten Laboratories/groups.
Intelligent Robots and Systems: Research is driven by practical applications in realistic laboratory or real-world settings, and requires experimental validation, mainly on mobile robots and networked robot systems, composed of static and mobile sensor plus robot networks.
Signal and Image Processing: Our research capacity hinges on a backbone of platforms and sensing devices beyond those of particular applications. SIPg has several small networks of motes (e.g. firefly), embedded computers and very small computers and a plethora of sensors to be applied and do real tests.
Dynamic Systems and Ocean Robotics: For operations in coastal areas and the open sea, the institution has access to a fleet of 6 autonomous marine vehicles that can be connected via a network of 8 acoustic modems/ranging devices and 3 aerial robots, a water tank, acoustic equipment, and a research vessel to carry out experimental work at sea.
Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering: Our research requires access to a Multicore and GPU computing Cluster; Real-time multi sensorial and immersive feedback for Neuron and biofeedback training; Clinical high density EEG and biologic amplifiers; Polysomnography recorder systems; Clinical fMRI compatible high density EEG recording system.
Computer and Robot Vision: This group hosts several sophisticated cutting-edge research test-beds, including the most sophisticated humanoid robot worldwide (in terms of degrees of freedom) - the iCub – the only one in Portugal. Other equipment’s include motion capture systems, gaze trackers, robotic heads, humanoid robots, cameras and other sensors and mobile robots.
M-ITI: Research is driven by practical applications in realistic laboratory and/or real-world settings, and requires experimental validation.
Laboratory of Industrial Ecology and Sustainability: It considers a “Waste Processing And Management Laboratory” at IST equipped with modern equipment, including a particle size analyzer by laser diffraction, optical and stereoscope microscopes. The “Energy in Buildings Lab” is dedicated to research on user interaction and behavior with energy management systems in buildings.
Laboratory of Thermofluids, Combustion and Energy Systems: It includes facilities for basic experimental work in thermofluids and combustion research. The available instrumentations includes: 3DPIV, LDV, Phase-Doppler; high speed digital cinematography; microphone sensors; gas analysers; Laser/digital visualization techniques and thermometry techniques.
Laboratory of Technology Policy and Management: It considers the “IST Design Studio”, which aims at renewing and strengthening research and education in engineering design in a way to improve manufacturing competitiveness and innovation.
MARETEC: The modeling Platform www.mohid.com is a modular system that integrates environmental modeling software.